And that’s not much use to the Americans in the audience.
So what did I do? I hunted down a real-life American who had emigrated to New Zealand, that’s what I did.
A mother of four who moved to New Zealand with her family almost five years ago.
Tara from kiwi-american shared her experience of moving to New Zealand from the US and revealed the biggest culture shocks, the major differences, and the problems she encountered when moving to New Zealand from the US.
Read The Post & Then Listen To Our Podcast Episode: Moving to New Zealand From The US. What To Expect.
I wish I’d read a post like this when we were looking to move to New Zealand ten years ago.
At least then I would have been prepared. I could have packed a hot water bottle and a sun hat and some hankies.
But I didn’t.
Instead, I got to the other side of the world and blubbed for six months about how my family never returned my calls and that the bathroom in the house that we were renting was cold and smelly and damp.
If you would like to listen to our New Zealand podcast while you read, then hit the play button now!
The Hobbit, sheep, the weird kiwi slang words, nature, green, the not very much talked about New Zealand food and last but not least; cost. Money. Expense. But much does it really cost to live in New Zealand?
What are the most expensive items?
How much money you will need if you’re planning to visit or (even better) thinking of moving to New Zealand?
But, while there are things that annoy us about living here (like having to get used to the many New Zealand slang words!) there are many, many positives that make New Zealand, in my humble opinion, one of the worlds top destinations.